Vision 

A world-class judiciary utilizing innovation and technology for efficient service delivery.

Mission

To provide sound, timely judgments and efficient court services in an environment where all stakeholders are valued.

2016

Pessoa- Sinclair, Keisha v Commissioner of Police

Judicial Review – Application for Re-enlistment denied – Applicant granted hearing – Short notice – Whether Applicant waived right to legal representation – Order for re-hearing – Whether court has jurisdiction to order remuneration

Gordon, Jhamiellah v Chevannes, Jevon Paul Devere

Assessment of Damages – Personal Injury – Proof of special damages – Self-employed, part-time worker -Whiplash – Mid and lower back – 2% permanent partial disability – Loss of earnings – Loss of earning capacity - or handicap on labour market – Method of quantification of damages – Lump sum multiplier/multiplicand.

Dyer, Glenford v Mechanical Services Company Limited

Employer’s Liability – Claimant injured by grinder’s blade –Defendant’s duty to provide a reasonably safe grinder – Whether res ipsa loquitur applied–Contributory negligence considered – Assessment of damages.

Hyman, Garfield v Hyman, Jacqueline

Maintenance - Application to vary consent order for maintenance of child by mother - Mother and child migrated since the consent order - Maintenance Act sections 8, 9 and 14 - Application by father to vary visitation and access - Children (Guardianship and Custody) Act.

Hussey, Percival v Wright, Paul

Default Judgment - Application to set aside Default Judgment - 2nd Application - R. 13 (1) (2) (3) of CPR 2002, as amended - Definition - Promissory Note - Sec. 83 Bill of Exchange Act - Sec. 35-36, 50 Stamp Duty Act- Enforceability of Instrument - Creation of Hire Purchase Agreement.

Daley-Edwards, Olivine and Edwards, Lloyd v Resident Magistrate for Parish of St. Catherine, Her Honour Mrs. S. Wolfe-Reece, The Attorney General of Jamaica et al

Administrative Law – Judicial Review – Application for leave to apply for Judicial Review – Order of Certiorari to remove to Supreme Court and to quash the Formal Order of the Learned Magistrate – Order of Possession – Eviction from premises – Warrant of Possession - Order of Mandamus to restore Possession – Declaration that Formal Order was obtained by frauds and/ or illegally – Injunction – Damages.

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